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Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

Question: Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

Total novice here: I am hoping someone can give me some guidance. My brother-in-law was my computer man and he passed away recently. I may have just messed everything up and I have no one to help. My notebook, an Acer E1 series running Windows 10 without issue until today, slapped me with a black screen with a cursor and nothing else. (This happened while trying to close out of pretty heavy video game for the first time.) Restarting, the Acer logo came up, but then it went back to the black screen with cursor. Control+alt+delete did nothing. Sticky keys did nothing. I tried all diagnostics in the start screens. Automatic repair did nothing. I searched around and read that I could try running chkdsk and that brought up a lot of bad clusters. After that, I moved past the black screen to the login screen. Now, instead of having my username, it simply said Other User and had a blank login screen with "Sign in to: MYCOMPUTERNAME" below it. When I tried to log in using my username, I get stuck in a reboot loop. I could open in safe mode, but nothing else. I did a system refresh. Nothing changed. I mean, my programs are all gone, but outside of safe mode, it's still acting the same. I get to the login screen, OTHER USER, enter my username and password, hit enter, computer reboots. I just discovered if I don't enter my username, it eventually reboots anyway. Rinse. Repeat. Safe mode still works. Does anyone have any idea if I can do anything to fix it? I am moving all important files over to a hard drive currently. I would be so grateful for any help.

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Preferred Solution: Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

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Answer: Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

When the"Other User" login comes up have you tried just hitting Enter instead of your User info ? ?

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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Hi!

Several years ago I built a desktop computer for my friend. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on this, in the 64 bit version, and I followed user Kari's tutorial for placing User data and ProgramData on a separate physical hard drive. The system drive for Windows 7 was on drive C:, and I had a separate physical drive, D:, exclusively for her User data (that is, all the user accounts on the system) and ProgramData.

This worked very well for her.

Then last year, my friend upgraded her system from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. I'm not sure what flavor of Windows 10 she has -- perhaps it is Windows 10 Pro. She did this on her own. I believe it is still a 64 bit operating system, but I never checked. The upgrade process went very well. She still had her User data on the separate hard drive, D:\.

A few days ago, my friend expressed concern that she might lose her user data. Drive D:\ was a "Samsung 840 Pro" SSD device, the 512 Gb size. I thought I would clone this drive to a brand new SSD drive, a "Samsung 850 Pro" SSD, which is also 512 Gb.

Last night, I asked my friend to shut down her computer. Then I removed the Samsung 840 (drive D:\ with all the user data) and I cloned this to the new Samsung 850 Pro SSD. To do the cloning action I used the Gnu ddrescue product.

The cloning action took only about 40 minutes, and after it was completed, I took the Samsung 850 device to her computer, connected it to exactly the same SATA cable and power connect... Read more

Answer:Drive With User Data Replaced; System Stuck In "Automatic Repair" Loop

A little more detail. Here is a picture of the "automatic repair" loop that I'm seeing:

Under "Advanced Options" I can apparently open a command prompt and run diskpart. Here is how the hard drives on this system seem to be lettered:

The arrow points to what I believe should be drive c:. Drives e: and i: look to me as if they should be on the same physical disk as c:. So I used diskpart to re-letter the drives:

But diskpart does not seem to save this new drive lettering information: when the computer restarts, it reverts to the drive lettering that I started out with. So the changed drive letters do not "stick". Does this seem pertinent to the problem I am having? I guess replacing the Samsung 840 Pro SSD with a new Samsung 850 caused all the drives to re-letter, even though I did not add an additional device; I replaced an existing one with a newer model.

Thanks

Bob

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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I am experiencing issues with my small domain setup. Windows Server 2012 R2 and windows 10 PRO domain attached PC's

Any users who are not a member of the Administrators group cannot login with their domain account (A device attached to the system is not functioning.) or access their file shares (invalid folder) even if they have been granted access to the file-shares.
However if I add them to the administrators group everything works fine with no issues.
I have not made any changes to group policy recently and have no idea what has changed to stop regular users from being able to do anything.

It is strange because there is nothing wrong with devices attached to the PC and the folders are definitely valid. It is all dependent on which account is trying to access.
Please let me know if you need further info.

-Lawrence

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to choose a different name.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the users' names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG
 

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to go back to the regular login screen.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the user's names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.
 

Answer:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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After install a program called DigitalPersona which is used to login to Windows by fingerprint ID
it has created an extra user on the logon screen.

This user has no name and is not listed in the Local Users and Groups > Users

I have since uninstall the software, but the user still remains on my logon screen.

How to remove it?

IF anyone wants to test this software, to replicate the problem

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP? Customer Support

Click software - security
Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software

Answer:Remove "no name" user from login screen

Give this tutorial a try.
User Account - Delete

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Hi,
I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...

Answer:problems login screen - "Other User"

Boot to the Advanced Options Boot menu by pressing F8 during startup.
Select Safe Mode, see if you can login there.

When you say I did a complete restore to the date that i but it do you mean you used the built in System Recovery to put it back to factory new state?

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:
"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."
This is constant, never ends.
It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do it
now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some advice
on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my attempts were successful.
I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.
I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.
I need some help.
Thanks in advance.

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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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Hi all,
I'd like to start out by saying, my computer knowledge is rather basic, so please, bare with me.

I've recently purchased a pre-made desktop. Upon arrival and start up today- I got the window's recovery error screen stating that hardware/software changes may be at fault. I have only the basics plugged in-I have tried unplugging them all and making sure all connections are secure, trying my old graphics card, and even dropping the ram down to 2gb. I cannot start in safe mode, nor window's normally. Whatever I choose, it goes to the window loading screen with the little orbs for about 10 seconds and restarts my computer. And ends up going to the recovery screen again. I have a reinstallation cd, but it wont read it. I have yet to call tech support for the manufacturer, but I am hoping this is something I can fix. Any ideas?

Answer:Stuck on "Window's Recovery Error/Restart" Loop

You say your computer is almost brand new...and I would imagine under some form of warranty.

A new computer should not be presenting with the problems you have listed - & we volunteers should not be putting at risk the rights,YOU, the consumer has under that warranty...
Be aware that attempting any subsequent hardware troubleshooting steps may, in some cases, void your warranty.

I strongly suggest that you should seek further advice asap.
Under Warranty terms a duty of care applies.

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Whenever I try to get updates I get the following message:

"Restart you computer to install important updates" and "Windows
can't update important files and services while the system is
using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and
then try to check for new updates."

This is constant, never ends.

It may be related to the fact that I once clicked on getting
Windows 10 (download later) and realized that was a bad mistake,
because after that MS didn't give me any real choice: either do
it now, or do it in the next 72 hours! I tried to follow some
advice on various forums to get rid of this, but none of my
attempts were successful.

I do NOT want Windows 10 right now, nor in the next 72 hours.

I apparently can no longer get updates, including security
updates, not absolutely sure. The one thing that is certain is
that I am getting this nag screen from "Windows Update" about
restarting my computer, which I have done a hundred times in
the past couple of days.

I need some help.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!

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I have a system that has local policies in place (not a domain group policy) on a WinXP system (in a NT domain). In GPEdit, I can see the policies are set correctly. If I make a change (or not) and run "gpudate /force", I get the error "Can't refresh User Policy - Can't find the file specified".

After attempting to reset all policies to default (GPEdit shows I do this successfully), and re-creating the local policies, GPEdit still shows fine, no User policies actually take effect. For example, I have user polices for MS Office to disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program, but after running gpupdate /force and/or rebooting, the policy is not in force.

I have searched on this error, and see that when others get this error, it is usually with a domain policy and the policy IS in effect. Mine is a local policy that is NOT in effect (although GPEdit looks correct).

Any ideas?
 

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Hi All,

Is there an easy to "split" a 40 Gb user file area into ten 4 Gb "chunks", for the purpose of backing up onto ten DVDs? In other words, is there an easy way to copy a 40 Gb file area onto ten DVDs?

Operating System is Windows 7 Enterprise (64 bit).

Thank you for your time and help,
Best regards,
James

Answer:"Splitting" 40 Gb user file system into ten 4 Gb "chunks"

Perhaps if you save to a FAT32 formatted partition.
This is automatically done by image backup software such as Macrium and Acronis.

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Hey guys, I recently left my computer on and I think Windows Update messed everything up. Whenever I try to boot into Windows XP, I get past the loading screen and right as the login window is about to popup, the computer just restarts. It does this over and over and I can't even boot into safe mode to do a system restore. I have the Windows XP cd, but I don't really know if that will help me with anything. Can I just reinstall Windows without formatting to prevent the loss of important files? Or has anyone else had a similar problem and figured out how to fix it?

Thanks in advance,

-Joe

Answer:weird "infinite loop" restart :/

silly question. Have you tried a cold boot, pressed F8 and chose the option "Use settings from last successful boot" ?

It's a start. I would be happy to go into more detail on your options if this indeed doesn't do the trick. Sometimes you can install a program and that program will install a windows service. Well that windows service sometimes can be a major issue with compatibility. I've seen this happen so many times. But the tough thing is if You can't get into safe mode, it it hard to turn off the auto reboot option of the BSOD. I will wait for your reply.

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"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info and then we'll restart for you.
If you call a support person, give them this info.
Stop code: BAD POOL HEADER"
Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3162. I've been trying to install a PhotoShop crack since I can't afford it. I was told to use a program called AMTEmulator to patch PS. The website I was installing it from had a warning that said "AMT Emulator v0.8 and v0.9.1 may be reported as Threat: Win32:Malware-gen with high severity." I installed it anyways since I've seen positive things about them on the internet. I had about 9 tabs open and the AMTEmu installer told me that I should close all my windows before installing... which I didn't. Was installing PhotoShop at the same time. My computer was starting to slowdown to the point where I couldn't even click on anything so I restarted my PC and was greeted with a blue screen with a big sad face. After it restarted again, it told me that the automatic repair failed. I've tried the "Reset my PC" option but it failed because I don't have enough space on this laptop. It's 32GB SSD. I remember having around 5GB free before installing PS but, Reset my PC requires at least 8GB. Is there any way I can fix this myself?

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I have a Dell E521 desktop with Vista Home Premium.

I booted it, got to the sign on screen, typed screen name, PW, and when I hit the return key, Windows proceeded to go into "Windows is Shutting Down" and rebooted back to the sign in screen, as though I had selected the ?restart? that option. It, again reached the sign in screen and repeats the restarting cycle.

I was able to reach my desktop for a brief moment after a restore option (and in safe mode) but seconds later got "Windows is Shutting Down"

I tried selecting several "safe mode" options but it would consistently go into "Shutting Down"

On selecting a restore point It would give the error message that there was were errors on the drive . After selecting the prompt to scan/repair , I would get the message it could not be repaired (with no more options) and I would get the error message, to repair start up that resulted in "start up cannot be repaired."

I found an article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894278 that describes a virus, Reloadmedude.exe. that would seem to somewhat explain the symptoms I have.

I would like to repair it but it may be easier in the long run to pull the drive and slave? it on another Vista desktop and get the my data off it before I reformat and reinstall Vista, which I would probably do regardless.

my question is:
What is the procedure and workarounds to read and copy my files over to another drive? Also, ... Read more

Answer:Recovery from login "shutting down" loop

hi and welcome i think you should go to the security forum for expert help on infected drives as you may just move the problem to another drive when copy your files http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html i feel this would be your best course of action for now once you have the issue re infection sorted come back and someone will try to help you

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I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
How to get rid of or where to find it ?

Answer:Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.

Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account [email protected], my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

Kari

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Would like to not have UAC pop-up for files & folders on non-C: drives, so expect they need to have "full control". Default is Special Permissions. Is there a way to default to "full control" when new folders are created, or do I need to mod permissions for each one? Note that I am NOT talking about anything on the o/s drive C:.

Answer:Permissions for non-system, "user" drives; not "c:"

How about right clicking the non C drive - clicking Properties - Security tab? Setting full control there for the entire drive? Does that work for you bro?

Thanks,
Robo

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Hello all,

Helping a friend on their Laptop PC, Sony Vaio, Model: PCG 61813L (2 yrs old). OS = Win7 Home Premium. Having the following problems:

Maintenance has never been performed: I performed a system cleanup, removing old files. Completed a defrag using the installed Windows Defrag Program completing two passes.

Turned off and rebooted receiving following message "performing clean up" still running for over 45~60 minutes...seems to be in a continuous loop.

After rebooting the first time the PC told me "a serious error has occurred with your hard drive: back up all of your data and replace the HDD". The PC is only 2 yrs old, Virus Protection is installed (Norton).

I was thinking to maybe try a clean install of Windows 7. I have already backed up important data to a thumb drive.

Any ideas out there on why the continuous loop seems to be occurring? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Performed System Cleanup-Rebooted system Continuous loop "Cleaning Up"

It sounds like a hard drive problem. Your hard drive may be failing. Backing up is the best thing to do. After backed up, go to the web site of your hard drive manufacturer and test the drive.

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Hello,
I am getting an error whenever I log onto my servers via RDP as per below:
Faulting application name: ie4uinit.exe, version: 11.0.9600.17207, time stamp: 0x53a22332
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x5315a05a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000001a93
Faulting process id: 0x2120
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe289d12e2d0e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 0fb3b222-4e7d-11e4-b476-005056910008
My server is running Internet Explorer 11. This has only started happening in the past fortnight.
It only happens on the first login of a user where the profile is initalized. If I move on from the error and log out / back in the error does not re-occur.
If I remove the user profile from the server so it has to recreate it the error happens again.
Screenshot below.

Any ideas or suggestions that might be causing this?
My first thoughts are perhaps something under my group policy settings for IE is not compatible with IE11 and causes this issue..?

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

Answer:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I have a client that brought me his laptop for removal of the login password. Apparently, his neighbor's cousin -the computer "expert"- added the password to make the PC "harder to hack when you're on the internet" - yeah, his words, not mine, whatever rolleyes. This expert neglected to write down the password, and cannot remember exactly what the password is. Anyhow- here's the problem: when using the tools I normally use for this (Active Password Changer and/or the 'Locksmith' feature in the ERD/MSDaRT), they do not show the account that is passworded. But if I use a file explorer from a preinstall environment, I can see the account in question. This is confusing; let me clarify: If I browse to C:\Users using the file explorer in ERD/MSDaRT or UBCD4Win, I see the normal "Administrator" account, the normal "Guest" account, an account we'll call "Bob", and an account we'll call "Joe". The password is on the account "Joe". When using a password changing tool, the account "Joe" is not listed, only the normal "Administrator" and "Guest" or "Public" accounts, and the "Bob" account. When I boot to Windows and get to the login screen, the account Joe comes up, but not the account Bob. I'm thinking the "expert" that previously worked on the laptop really screwed up the user accounts and profiles. I'm thinking I... Read more

Answer:Windows7- "Hidden" user account and login password problems

Not sure about the reg fix but you might want to try PClogin and see if it detects all of the accounts. If it detects the account, just check the box marked password is empty. This clears the password. If the "expert" used EFS to encrypt the files of the account then resetting the password would cause all the encrypted files to be inaccessible.

http://www.pcloginnow.com/
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/pcloginnowsbs_11.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit may find the accounts also.

http://trinityhome.org

http://www.techtip.org/how-to-reset-your-locked-windows-password/
 

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Greetings,

We have a shared generic account that is used by personnel. For the circumstances surrounding this account, it must be a shared account as opposed to each employee having their login. I won't go into further detail than this.

But, is there a way to get a list of when and from where (hostname, IP, MAC address) this username logs in and logs off and to what virtual machine they get connected to for each event?
 

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I did a system refresh earlier because windows media player wasn't working properly.Now all my google bookmarks are gone, but before i did system refresh it said it wouldn't delete any of my personal files? All my music/other media is still there but the only thing that's missing is my bookmarks. help?

Is there anyway i can undo a system refresh?

Answer:Does System "Refresh" delete bookmarks etc..?

Hello Art, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This would be because Google Chrome is an installed program (app) that it and all settings would have been removed during a refresh.

IE favorites would not have been removed though.

Luckily, refreshing Windows 8 creates a C:\Windows.old folder that hopefully will still contain your Chrome bookmarks as a bookmarks file in the hidden path below in the C:\Windows.old folder. You should be able to import them back from this location.
C:\Users\{User Account}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

Chrome Browser - Import and Export Bookmarks - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I recently received my new computer which is running Windows 7. I created one user account to begin with and was using that for a few hours and then I decided to create a couple of other user accounts. It lets me create these accounts but if I try to log in to any of them (including the guest profile) I get the error "the user profile service failed to login". I have read a number of articles and watched a video on youtube about the issue. They all say to do roughly the same thing, go into regedit and then the profile list and they give some steps involving changing values and such. I have tried this numerous times in different ways and it will not work, it seems my problem is a bit different. In "profile list" in regedit there doesn't even seem to be any record of these accounts whatsoever and no sign of a "corrupt" account which the previously mentioned articles talked about. I'm really stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Colin.
 

Answer:"the user profile service failed to login"

Have you seen this? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...-failed-logon-user-profile-cannot-loaded.html
 

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Hi all,
I recently assigned a new user (the first one) to an XP machine. Previously, as it started up, it prompted with "Administrator" and a password field (which I had left blank), and a message about being able to setup users once I logged in. Now, having assigned a user, all I get is the offering of the new user, and when clicking on that I get prompted for the password. When I type in the password, the desktop is nothing like what it used to look like when I went in through "Administrator" - the desktop image is gone and the shortcuts that were on the desktop are gone. And my drive mappings to my network are gone. How do I get back to the "Administrator" login screen? and/or assign the Administrator desktop to the new user?
T.
PS If its of any help, I assigned the new user because the machine is a client of a destop with a server in it, and I needed a common user/password to make them talk to each other.......
 

Answer:Newly assigned user - now no "Administrator" login

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Hi All,

I enabled the security policy to not display last logged on user, but now it says OTHER USER, and I don't like how it looks. I would like to just hide that text completely, while keeping that policy enabled. Has anyone found a way to do this? Thank you!

Answer:hide "other user" text from login page

I'm looking for a solution to this too.

Instead of displaying "Other User" I'd like to replace it with "Authorized Users Only" or something to that effect. I don't want a pop up with a long-winded message, just "Authorized Users Only" in place of "Other User".

Surely there must be a way to do this?

(BTW, I already tried changing it in the local security policy editor, and while there is a placer there for displaying a custom logon title, it doesn't seem to have any effect on the login screen.)

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Hi All,

I enabled the security policy to not display last logged on user, but now it says OTHER USER, and I don't like how it looks. I would like to just hide that text completely, while keeping that policy enabled. Has anyone found a way to do this? Thank you!

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when i get to the main "user login" page on windows, it says i have i unread mail message. however, when i go to my outlook i have no unread messages there and it is very annoying.i know this isnt a huge problem, but it's driving me insane. does anyone know how to fix this?it all seemed to happen today after i installed mcafee virus scan plus 2007. i was having lots of other problems after i installed it, but ended up uninstalling it and it seems to have fixed most of the problems.

Answer:"user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.

if you have hotamil or any web based mail it will also show up there

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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For some reason all of a sudden my machine is showing two users: myself and "Other user". I do not need to show "Other user" as I am the only person who uses the machine, and until this morning I was the only user shown.

How do I hide the "Other user" from the login page?

Trivial I know - but annoying...


Regards.

Answer:Removing "Other user" from login page.

I think it is more important to be sure that it is not a major problem.
Run your antivirus and download and run malwarebytes. Update and run full scan.
If it show nothing, we can either hide the profile or try to delete it.
User Account - Hide - Vista Forums
Works on 7, too.

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I've been here before and cannot remember if I had to go into the registry or what....
I had a systemboard problem. saved my hard drive and memory, swapped out the system board for one that is similar but not exact, so I'm just now rebuilding things.
Win7 Ultimate edition booted right up and had no trouble with chipset etc.
Except, that right when it shifts into its managed graphics mode at the point it presents the various user account login widgets, the screen resolution/refresh is set, and I lose the display. The flat panel control IC is kind enough to give me "Out of Range 59HZ-65KHz".

So I went in through Safe Mode and changed the preferred resolution, but of course that did not work.

What do I need to do to get a "default" of something easy like 800x600 256 color 60Hz so I can start there and set something workable??

Answer:Default Refresh "Out of Range". Can't see screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22



I've been here before and cannot remember if I had to go into the registry or what....
I had a systemboard problem. saved my hard drive and memory, swapped out the system board for one that is similar but not exact, so I'm just now rebuilding things.
Win7 Ultimate edition booted right up and had no trouble with chipset etc.
Except, that right when it shifts into its managed graphics mode at the point it presents the various user account login widgets, the screen resolution/refresh is set, and I lose the display. The flat panel control IC is kind enough to give me "Out of Range 59HZ-65KHz".

So I went in through Safe Mode and changed the preferred resolution, but of course that did not work.

What do I need to do to get a "default" of something easy like 800x600 256 color 60Hz so I can start there and set something workable??


When lacking the ability to set the refresh, you should try and reboot the system into Safe Mode. You should be able to do that by as soon as the system starts up, tap the 'F8' key to get a boot menu. Try and do that BEFORE the 'Starting Windows' screen comes up. It should then prompt you for what you want to do.

You should then be able to log in as the local administrator to your machine, be sure you know your Local Admin password.

From there, you can at least set the video to a lower resolution with a proper refresh rate for you to use your co... Read more

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

Answer:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Windows 7 machine, probably heavily infected so I figured the only safe thing to do is a total factory restore. A normal boot brings up the 2 known users and I'm able to log on to either account. A boot using f8 and repair system option brings me to a screen that only shows "other user" an a possible log on. Selecting this I'm queried for a username and password. Nothing works here and I'm given the error "The Specified Domain Either Does Not Exist or Could Not Be Contacted." I checked network settings and I'm still setup as a work-group not a domain. I spent about an hour digging around to no avail so I figured I'd format/restore to factory and since I cant access the recovery partition because of the "other user" option I made the recovery partition the active one. Dam thing failed to boot, missing NTDR. Always worked in the past.

Anyone know whats going on with the "other user" option (root kit?) or have a clue as to how I can use Dells restore partition to create a restore disk?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:"Other User" only login option

try .\username that will force to use the computer name instead of a domain.
 

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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!

-tb

p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.
 

Answer:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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Hello everyone how are you!

I have a question, actually I'm development a application for sharing internet connection. I'm using "Wireless Hosted Network and Internet Connection Sharing" that it's in https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd815252%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


I want change default IP Address range and I have read that these settings it's in next address:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters.

My question is, How I can restart or update the "Internet Connection Shraring" or "Wireless Hosted Network" after I change the IP Address range for that assign IP Address different to default.

Thank you!

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Upgraded my Toshiba laptop from Win 8.1 to 10.
Not concerned so much about slow startup and buggy apps, I spend 90% of my PC time off-line processing photographs.
I like to keep my workspace organised and tidy so am constantly deleting the useless folders mentioned above.
Will uninstalling the Camera app fix this annoyance?
Any suggestions please.

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Despite Win8's report indicating all my programs and hardware would be compatible with the new OS, Outlook stopped sending mail, and Acrobat Distiller would not spool to the printer after my "upgrade" (Microsoft's term, not mine). I tried reinstalling Office and all my Adobe programs, downloading new drivers for my printers, and of course crying ... to no avail. Win8 also wiped out all my previous restore points, so I used its suggested "refresh" function, which "refreshed" nothing and instead UNINSTALLED EVERYTHING EXCEPT WIN8! Thousands of dollars in programs and project files gone. Twenty-five years of e-mail messages deleted. My small business records destroyed. I am ashamed for believing, "Your files and personalization settings will not change," but hopeful they're still on my computer somewhere. Anyone know where? Bueller? Anyone? Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114399 MB, Free - 52466 MB; S: Total - 69 MB, Free - 53 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:"Refresh" sounded innocuous (like "repair") but ...

Actually I think that Refresh reinstalls Windows 8, preserving many settings and user data and some (all?) Windows Store Apps. Legacy applications (you know, our useful desktop programs) are preserved only if you have made your own image file. And I'm not sure I would trust that. See this article for more info.

You may be able to recover some data using a data recovery program, such as Recuva. Remember that any usage of the system will potentially overwrite more data.

You had lots of data not backed up? Business data? If so, I think that I had better not make any comments.
 

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I have an IBM thinkpad (a friend of mine) that I'm trying to see what's wrong with it.  Whenever you start it up, it runs through the diagnostic tests and eventually provides the message listed in my subject.  I attempted to press f12 during one of the reboots since i saw something on here from someone else that had luck but didn't really see anything i felt comfortable about changing.  After i exited, it began rebooting and displayed the error "No operating system found".  I then turned the power off and began receiving the same message as i originally got "a disk read error occurred".  Before i received the computer, my friend was told the hard drive was shot and there was no hope in retrieving any files.  Is this true?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,Frank

Answer:"A disk read error occurred" "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Quote from: Katman_09 on October 29, 2010, 05:04:19 PM...Before i received the computer, my friend was told the hard drive was shot and there was no hope in retrieving any files.  Is this true?....Your description seems to indicate this is true.

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You can press F8 for the boot options window, and choose "Disable automatic restart on system failure" option, but this seems temporary, for that boot only. I'm on WinXp 64 bit.

How to make "Disable automatic restart on system failure" permanent?

Answer:Permanent "Disable automatic restart on system failure"

Go to Start> Control Panel> Sysytem> Advanced> Startup and Recovery settings>
Then untick the Auto Reboot Box
After that any blue screen will stay on.

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I've restarted the system several times. I get the same issue.

I ran these at elevated:

NET START BFE
NET START BITS
NET START WUAUSERV
NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER


Code:
C:\windows\system32>NET START BFE
The requested service has already been started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.

C:\windows\system32>NET START BITS
The requested service has already been started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.

C:\windows\system32>NET START WUAUSERV
System error 1058 has occured.

The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

C:\windows\system32>NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER
The Windows Modules Installer service is starting.
The Windows Modules Installer service was started successfully.
Any help with this is GREATLY appreciated

Answer:Windows 7 Update "Service is NOT running, Restart system"

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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I just installed the free version of AVG on a Windows 2000 Professional. Upon finishing, I attmpted to check RoadRunner mail and received an error message that the server could not be connected. So, I rebooted and received an error message on a "blue screen of death" stating "STOP: c0000021a (Fatal System Error) Logon process system terminated unexpectedly with a status number of 0x00000080; and two more hex numbers of zeros. What say you????
 

Answer:Computer closed down with "Fatal System Error" with first restart!!

Hi Bill and Welcome to Major Geeks, I have moved your post from the "Welcome Forum" to the Software Forum because this is where it will get the attention it needs. Again Welcome to Major Geeks
 

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Hi guys,

This is my first post and wasn't sure which exact board to post to so I thought installation might be one.

I have a windows 7 64bit machine installed on a 250gb hdd. Here is the exact sequence of events.

Shutdown computer last night (it had been on for 2 days straight).
Turned it on this morning, bios screen loads fine then it jumps to a black screen with the text "Loading Operating System..." and it hangs there.

I tried multiple configurations to detect the problem. I feared for the life of my hdd.
I unplugged my other 2 hdd and the dvd drive from power and sata and rebooted.

Now I get "Loading Operating System..." BOOT DRIVE FAILED INSERT CD AND PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.

Re-install any other drive combo and get the standard hang screen. I made no major changes to my setup in the last 2 days, no software, no windows update, no hardware changes whatsoever.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks again.

Answer:"Loading Operating System..." Hang after shutdown/restart

Sounds like the Boot drive has failed or been corrupted in some way. It has been my experience that drives don't just get corrupted for No reason. It just does not happen.

The causes of that corruption could be from a drive failure, a Virus or in rare cases from the OS not shutting down properly (Like you Pressed and held the power button down while the OS was writing needed OS files back to the drive).

I suggest you use a another drive, preferably a New drive, as your boot drive and load the latest image, Backup, of your system on it and see if that boots. If you have no backup then do a Reinstall of the OS on the drive and see if it boots without problems.

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

Answer:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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Every time I am forced to restart my PC using the "Restart" case button because of some lock up, I always run "chkdsk C: /F", followed by a restart to start the process, and then boot into Windows and run System File Check.

Is doing that after reach improper/forced restart a good idea or just OCD? I simply do not want SSD errors or file system errors that may have occurred due to forced restart.
 

Answer:Running "chkdsk C: /F" and System File Check after forced restart - good idea or OCD?

I'd say these days it's a little on the OCD side, but that's not always a bad thing. Then again I rarely have to do a force restart via the power button and if that's happening a lot it might be a bigger issue. If it isn't often then I say you're fine doing what you're doing. Windows is far more resilient than ever before and if you're on the real paranoid side I'd recommend weekly clones on a separate hard drive at the very least to ease the burden.

It's breathtaking how much relief you get once you are forced to use a backup and know it'll actually work. Takes away a lot of these little stresses.
 

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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Hi,

When I boot/restart the PC a box appears on the screen almost immediately once desktop appears. It's a "Setup" box providing certain details involving Windows etc. Please see attachment of screenshot. It's been like this for a week or so and I have tried everything to disable it but nothing works. It would be great if you could look into this for me and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Jason.
 

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hi again sir/madam, i posted this>>"system needs to restart due to overclock setting", and someone help me and told me to go to my bios and reset to default,,but when i reset my bios, the message "system needs to restart due to overclock setting", disappears,but after my second boot or the next time i on my pc again it started displaying again the message that,"system needs to restart due to overclock setting",.is there anything more i should do aside from resetting my bios to default? thank you po ulit!!!
 

Answer:"again system needs to restart due to overclock setting"

Perhaps your cmos battery needs replacing ?
Indicative of a bad battery is when the bios "forgets" any changes made to it.
 

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Something strange happened. I had hibernated the computer, and when I turned it on again, I plugged in my USB Wireless LAN internet cable and the computer crashed and started restarting. Now I'm getting a "System has recovered from a serious error" on every restart.

Please help. I'm attaching my minidump files here. Thanks.
 

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what shoul i do sir/madam,everytime my pc starts it always say that "system needs to restart due to overclock setting", its there anything u can suggest me to do to help me solve my problem in my pc?pls!
 

Answer:"system needs to restart due to overclock setting"

Go into your bios and reset to default.
 

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Hi guys,

We are always encountering problem in our office computers. This happen when something weird goes on to our pc like it hangs, sometimes all our desktop icons disappeared, etc. Then when we restart our pc, it just show in black screen message with...system error....Select "r" to restart..

So at the end we need to reformat our computers.

Can somebody help me on this?

Many thanks in advance....

Lyneth

Answer:System error...Select "r" to restart

Could be many things like a Virus however you stated that you did a format? If the problem is happening in only one PC I would say you might have some bad/defective parts, If it's happening in all PC's then you might have a bad Windows OS Disk. So which one is it? Is it in all PC's or just one?

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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

[Invalid script - for other completely separate topic - removed]

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After working well for months, my Vista Home Premium x64 system has developed a bad bug:

Every time I try to do Shutdown or Restart, right after displaying "Shutting down", the system crashes with a Blue Screen of Death message: "SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION"
with gdrv.sys as the offending driver.
This makes it impossible to do a smooth restart, since I have to do a manual reboot at that point every time.
This behavior does NOT happen in Safe Mode, only in normal mode. That leads me to believe it's a software bug.
But I've used verifier.exe and still can't find a driver that's faulty. Verifier.exe can't find anything wrong with gdrv.sys.

Any ideas?

Answer:Shutdown or Restart gives Blue Screen "SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION"

Welcome

If you follow these instructions, you will be helped.

[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem - Windows 7 Forums

Same for seven and vista.

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As the title says, when I reboot or restart (usually with the restart button due to freezes) I go through the log in screens, finally to land on my desktop with my icons, then the "file manager" for my back up drive pops up.

I have Win10 installed over Windows 7 as an upgrade.

It's not a big thing, but it doesn't belong there.

Attached is a screenshot of my desktop after reboot and no other actions taken.

Answer:When I do a start or a restart in Win 10 I get a "file manager" screen

Bump...

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

GuyInDogSuit said:

I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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Hi! I've been getting the above issue where the Windows Login screen displays the string "1 unread mail message" when I click on Log Off Administrator and select Switch User to temporarily log myself out of the system when I'm about to take a break. It appears right above the "...programs running" string and beneath the user name (in this case, Administrator), and I want to know how to get rid of it. It started after I installed Windows Live Messenger. I can't recall what exactly I did to make it appear, but I did uninstall the program, yet the issue remains. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
 

Answer:"...unread mail message" on Windows Login screen.

Give this a read: How to Turn off xp login screen unread mail count
 

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On my aunts computer (yes again) ive signed in on messenger. Somehow (IDK?!) it became the main email and everytime when you have to select an account to login to you can see how many unread emails there are. How can you remove this? HELP!!!

Answer:How to remove "10 unread messages" from windows xp login screen

sign out of your net passport

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Hi there,

My problem started occurring shortly after i started to use a friend's projector with my computer.

My Current Config.

Dual Os Linux Mint 13 (grub version 1.99) / Win 7 x64
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.71GHz
2GB Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
LG FLATRON Wide 19"

Now, I am able to boot into Linux and Windows7 SAFE MODE without a problem, however when i try to boot into Win7 NORMAL MODE my monitor works up until i get to the login screen (i hear the login screen sound) but then hits me with "Analog Power Saving Mode" and switches off (blue light on monitor turns orange). At this point i am still able to type in my password (blindly) and log in to windows (i know this thanks to the login sound) but cannot do anything to revive my monitor.

As this problem doesn't occur when using the projector (SANYO Pro-X) i am led to believe that there is an issue with the projector affecting the resolution / refresh rate settings and those washing over to the monitor.
Note that i am only able to connect one device (monitor or projector) at a time.

If anyone has any familiarity with this issue or knows of a solution please let me (and the TF general public) know.

Thanks in advance! =)

Drakulos

Answer:Win 7 "Analog Power Saving Mode" at Login Screen

it sounds like your screen settings are wrong and its trying to send an output to the projector. Can you take a screen shot of your screen settings when the projector is plugged in and post it here for review?

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I followed the instructions given here exactly but no luck. Has anyone successfully removed this thing?

Answer:Remove "locked" message on Windows login screen

OK it works now I had to reboot..logging out and back in wasn't enough

Thanks Jerry!

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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Hi, I have a Compaq CQ50-108CA Laptop, running Windows 7 RC 1. Just earlier today this problem started where after I put in my password it kept saying "Welcome" and then it stayed like that for hours and then I just did a hard shutdown and then I went to safe mode to remove the password. So safe mode works but regular mode doesn't. Password or no password. I also have Vista on the HD and that is working with no problems. What can I do to fix this. Thank you very much.

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!
 

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

Answer:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Bryan

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Answer:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.

BUT:

Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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This has been frustrating me for the past few hours. I tend to run a minecraft server on my 3 year old toshiba laptop. Now this problem I have encountered a few times before and was resolved by using system restore. However this time there are no restore points. What happened was i turned moved the laptop from my couch to my room and turned it on. It attempted to run startup fix or whatever it is called which i thought was odd but i let it continue. It kept going and i fell asleep. I woke in the morning to find my laptop off (someone else may have shut it off, I'm not sure) and when i attempted to turn it on it took me to the regular screen, booted normally but then hung with nothing but a mouse on black. I restarted a few times to have the same problem. Now it tends to go to the wolcom screen but hangs on the little blue vista loading wheel beside the word "Welcome" Safe mode doesnt work (Lists all the processes its starting then freezes and restarts, leaving it to T, the startup fix doesn't work, I've tried using regedit to fix it, tried to open task manager, tried to run with nothing put the charger plugged in and several other things. I can sometimes get it to go to just a movable cursor on a black screen but i still cant open task manager. I dont have the vista disk but i can wipe it without losing my os (Dont really want to do this as i will lose everything.) The last program i installed was rainmeter but i was able to start the computer several times with it ... Read more

Answer:Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

Also it seems to become stuck on the screen with the green loading bar with "(c) Microsoft" below.

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I would like to remove the "Other Credentials" button from the login screen for aesthetic reasons (I've already removed almost everything else). I run a .reg on startup to make sure that the password dialog is always open on the login screen and not the fingerprint reader dialog; since the fingerprint reader works even when the password dialog is open, there's no reason why I would ever switch to it. I use the fingerprint reader regularly to log on, so disabling it isn't an option.

Surely it must be somewhere in authui.dll, but I cannot determine what or where the "Other Credentials" button is encoded.

(Also helpful would be removing the username, "Locked" text when the computer is locked, and the momentary "Welcome" text after logging on)

Answer:Remove "Other Credentials" button from login screen

Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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Hey guys,

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:"Enter Password" black screen login

I found out the issue is a BIOS password. I'm looking into making a HirensBootCD to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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Hello,I have an issue on a Windows XP Professional laptop, where intermittently, when it is started up from being completely shut down, it starts loading Windows, displays the Windows logo, etc. and then displays the blue background. You can move the mouse around - but the Ctrl Alt Del login prompt doesn't appear.No key combinations I've tried work - it's just stuck there. Usually if I hold the power button down for 10 seconds, it will shut down and when I start it back up again it works normally. I would say it's one out of five times it does this.I have up to date corporate Kaspersky Antivirus, I've run registry cleaners (PC tools Registry Mechanic, CCleaner) I run a lot on my system, but keep it fairly well maintained.It's a Dell Latitude D820, Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, etc. - and it's running XP Pro, and is part of a Windows server domain.It has me stumped. I've done a fair bit of online research - but haven't found any solutions.Any intelligent help would be appreciated!

Answer:Windows XP Pro "stalls" just before Ctrl Alt Del login screen - sometimes

Have you tried using the ctrl+alt+del sequence?

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Hi I want to ask if it is possible to edit maybe the authui.dll or the explorer.exe to remove the "locked" message that appears above the password box whenever I lock my computer.
I have already managed to remove the user picture, the "enter" button and the watermark by fiddeling with both those files, but the "locked" mesage is damn near impossible to get rid of :P

EDIT: My endgame is to have a totaly clear login screen, except for the password box in the middle

Answer:Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

If it's just the word that you want removed I'm not 100% sure but I found it in the authui.dll.mui in the String folder in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US folders, yours may be in a different folder then the en-US check your language folder.

Jerry

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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system info: using windows XP service pack 2, MachSpeed MSNV-939 NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=2604788&body=MAIN#productresources, 1gig sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211014

Hello, and thanks for giving some time to try and help. Yesterday i installed 2 1 gig ram sticks (pc3200) to my existing 2 512mb sticks (pc2700), and everything worked without a hitch. I mention this because it was the only thing i can remember that changed on my computer, hardware/software wise, all day. Late that night i was playing call of duty 4, and my pc froze. Taking this as a sign that it was time to goto bed, i switched off my pc and did just that. Waking up this morning i switched on my pc everything was fine, it geos through the loading screen, then when its suppose to get to the welcome/login screen, nothing comes up, its just a pixelated mess (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8937/img0001ei0rb4.jpg it didn't always look exactly like this, as I've tried to fix the problem the screen looks different.) The mouse cursor appears, turns into an hourglass sometimes, and i can even move it around for a little, but then it totally freezes.

Thinking it was the ram, i took out the two new sticks, but the same thing still happens. The computer boots into safe mode/safe mode with networking just fine, and that what I'm actually using to type this.

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Answer:windows "messes up and freezes" at login screen

So i turned off automatic restart on errors. Then when i booted up windows and got to the "login screen" i let it sit till it froze and then i got a BSOD claiming nv4_disp hit an infinite loop. So then i uninstalled the display drivers, used Driver Sweeper, re-installed the drivers. Now when i get to the "login" screen the pixelation is different, and the computer doesn't freeze up or get the BSOD error. I still cant do anything once i get to that screen. I just move my mouse around till i get tired and restart. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
 

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This is XP pro and some how the text next to the shut down button got changed. Anyone know how I can fix that?

See the attached image to see what I mean.
 

Answer:Solved: On login screen "Turn off other stuff"

Welcome to TSG!

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Computer Name tab.
Delete the text in the Computer Description: box, which has extra stuff in it right now.
 

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hi,

i want to move the press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on to little above or down below so that i can view my background image nicely.
"currently it is located in the center" i want the writing to be on top or down
thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

im having a dell pc. and i dont think it will have any settings in the bios related to what i want.

attached 2 pictures, one is the original and the other one is the way i want

thank you

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I have just purchased a new computer and it is running XP. It is a Dell Vostro 1500; nice machine. I allowed my sister to download the Windows Live Messanger onto it to use one day (no Sign-in Assistant, or anything extra, just the messanger), and now, under my name on the welcome screen, it has a message that says "9 Unread Messages" under it! Very annoying!

I uninstalled the Messanger, took it off the startup and still! It shows up before I log on to my computer! I want to disable this feature so that I don't have to look at it! It is not my email, and I don't need this anyway.

HELP!

Answer:Can't remove "Unread Messages" from login screen

Hi elendili7,

You can turn off the mail count. To do so, do the following:

Download this file to you desktop:

http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/img/...t-turn-off.reg

Double click on it to run it, and choose Yes when asked to merge with the registry.

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Sometimes when I try to connect to a wifi network, i enter my username/password, it tries to connect for a while then I get the same popup asking me to enter my user credentials...again.
There is never any reason specified for why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials.
This is extremely annoying. How can I troubleshoot this if Windows does not tell me why?
Event viewer shows no error messages either.
Is there any way to get Windows to tell me why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials?

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Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Services "Application Information" or "User Profile Service" high CPU

Arsenurderer said:

Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?



Hi Arsenurderer and welcome to Tenforums.
Let's get the virus possibility out of the way:

Run RKILL
RKill Download
Post the log that pops up upon completion.

Run "Scan" of ADWCleaner
Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

Post the scan log
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt

If you're around now, wait for my response - do not reboot, and do not run "Clean".

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hi so my laptop broke down and im using my internal hard drive in a case and using it to run one of my friends laptop that is the same brand as mine and yesterday it just shut down and now when ever i set it back in its coming up with this error and then just making a loop of the same thing all the time. Plz help i have alot of important files that cant be replaced

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Hello. My Vista will randomly blue screen on occasion. Randomly as in it can go for weeks without blue screening, then it might blue screen twice in a day, etc etc. The blue screen error I get is "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and at the bottom it cites the file "NETIO.SYS", but there are no number codes on the screen. After blue screening, it creates a physical dump then automatically restarts my computer. It will happen when I'm using the computer or when I'm not, sometimes while I'm sleeping. I've tried rolling back my drivers but they are not helping.

I've searched google for an answer but the only things I've found is that there is a hotfix for the problem, however the hotfix came with SP1, which I already have, therefore I think my problem is not related. The other issue I've come across is that some people have said it might be an old driver for a network card, but I am unable to update my network card drivers because I have a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller, but the Broadcom website has drivers for 57xx controllers and NetXtreme controllers, so I don't know which to install and they don't give support for driver installs. Plus the drivers don't come in an install file and I don't know where to put the files it comes with... I'm basically a noob.

I'm hoping someone knows whats up with my PC as this blue screen has been going on for a few months now, I've reformatted my hard disks and reinstalled Vista to no avail, I'm running out o... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen and Restart, "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal"

Hi -

"After blue screening, it creates a physical dump then automatically restarts my computer."

Would you be kind as to post that as an attachment so I could have a look ? I've also found some interesting links pertaining to "NETSIO(.sys)".

References:
Netio.SYS Errors? [ HERE ]
Official Hotfix [ HERE ]


Saluti . . .

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If you press ctrl+alt+del you have options like "lock this computer", "log off", "show task manager" etc in the middle of the screen.
I would like to have the option "restart", too. i know, that i can get this option at this screen at the power-button but in our systems i have to disable the power-button to prevent that someone presses shut down. restart shoul be still available so i need a way to enable it in the described way.

i don?t want to have "restart" at any other way cause windows is completely closed for our users. they can only use the startet programs in full screen mode. they have no permissions to use the start-button or to see the desktop. only ctrl+alt+del is available to log out. therefore i need this "extraordinary" solution.

anyone has a hint?

the system is windows 7 prof 64bit.

Answer:How can i enable "Restart" in the ctrl+alt+del screen?

Hi PiTu, does it work?
Click on the triangle, the option is there.

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